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  • HarrysLeavingDo-154

    Right-touch reflections

    Harry Cayton steps down as the Authority's Chief Executive at the end of October. In this blog, he reflects on his 11 years at the Authority and also ponders what key qualities are vital to be successful in the regulatory field

  • the americas globe

    An international perspective: our review of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia

    ​Our role to protect the public by improving professional regulation sometimes takes us beyond the UK. But how do we approach our international work and what benefits do we get from it? Senior Scrutiny Officer Michael Humphreys explains more in his blog

  • Professor Deborah Bowman

    On regulation and ‘being good’

    This guest blog from Professor Deborah Bowman, the academic lead for the Authority's 2019 Academic Conference, introduces the question ‘what is it to be a good regulator?’

  • Untapped resources - tap

    Untapped Resources: how the Accredited Registers workforce can make a difference to public health in the UK

    There is no doubt that the UK is facing numerous public health challenges - in this blog, we look at how the Accredited Registers programme can play a key role in supporting public health and why they still remain an 'untapped resource'

  • Daisy Blench

    Fixing fitness to practise: a model for the future?

    In our third (and final) blog looking at fitness to practise – we go from the evolutionary approach to the revolutionary – if we could design the fitness to practise process from scratch: what would it look like?

  • Daisy Blench

    Fixing fitness to practise: what can we do now?

    The second in our series of blogs on fitness to practise focuses on what changes could be introduced without the need for substantial legislative change or radical regulatory reform.

  • Daisy Blench

    How regulators deal with poor registrant behaviour: the fitness to practise process explored

    We've all seen articles about doctors/nurses being 'struck off' and the fitness to practise process even made a recent appearance on prime-time ITV in its crime drama 'Unforgotten', but what exactly is fitness to practise and why is reforming it long overdue?

  • Harry Cayton CBE

    Five years and counting…the success of Accredited Registers

    In this blog, Harry Cayton celebrates the success of the Accredited Registers programme – it now covers more than 85,000 practitioners – but also underlines the ongoing need to raise awareness of the programme and its value

  • key-facts_check

    The Accredited Registers programme: its role in professional regulation and how it adds to public protection

    Never heard of Accredited Registers before? In this blog, we’ll talk about the programme, why it exists and the gap it fills in public protection

  • Mark

    Time for a change? Why we are consulting on reviewing the Standards of Good Regulation

    Mark Stobbs explains why the time is right to review the Standards of Good Regulation. Responses from our 2017 consultation have now fed into a new set of draft Standards that reflect our right-touch regulation principles and we want your feedback on them

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